One of South Africa’s top stud farms, Maine Chance Farms, will be strongly represented at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale.
Maine Chance, who ended the 2020-2021 season sixth on South Africa’s Leading Breeders premiership, will be offering lots sired by all of Dynasty, Futura, Oratorio, Quasillo, Querari and The United States at August’s auction.
The farm’s grooms will also be represented on the August Two Year Old Sale, bringing forward a two-year-old by Maine Chance Farms’ outstanding young sire Vercingetorix.
Now deceased, outstanding sire Dynasty is represented here by One Step At A Time (Lot 106). This blue blooded colt sports a stallion’s pedigree, being a three-parts brother to all of Equus Champion Lady In Black, Peninsula Handicap hero Nexus and G2 Betting World 1900 victor Solid Speed (all of whom were sired by Dynasty).
Futura, one of three Dynasty sons named Horse Of The Year, is another popular sire represented. The Drakenstein Stud based stallion is the sire of Ekoria (Lot 309), a filly out of top Zimbabwe galloper Equina, who is from the same female line as Futura himself.
Leading sire Querari and the latter’s promising half-brother Quasillo dominate Maine Chance’s August Sale draft, with the pair responsible for four lots in total. Querari, whose progeny include the likes of Rio Querari and Querari Falcon, has three two-year-olds on offer. Galla Vanting (Lot 14) is a classically bred filly whose granddam won the South Australian Oaks, Camika (Lot 280) is a full-sister to the very speedy Champery, while Destinationunknown (Lot 289) is a three-parts brother to the Querari sired stakes winner Dagmar.
Querari’s half-brother Quasillo is himself responsible for Searchlight (Lot 189), a colt out of Listed Sweet Chestnut Stakes runner up Sylvanite, while Galileo’s G1 winning son The United States is represented here by Kashkaval (Lot 43) -a colt whose dam is a winning half-sister to the stakes placed dam of champion Marinaresco and current star Marina.
Jet Orbit (Lot 37) is a colt by the consistently successful Oratorio, and this colt’s dam Jetano is a stakes placed full-sister to Derby winner Silvano’s Jet.
Maine Chance Farms’ grooms will be offering the blue blooded Vercingetorix colt Woodland Ridge (Lot 232), with this colt a full-brother to the very talented Wisteria Walk, and his dam closely related to such graded stakes winners Hundred Acre Wood and Syon.
In search of a thoroughbred bred for the classics? Come and inspect Maine Chance Farms’ superb draft at this year’s August Two Year Old Sale.